We once again remind Immigration Daily readers that this issue is "thinner" than usual. We will have "thicker" than usual issues at the end of this week to make up.
We are happy to announce a new seminar series on an overview of the immigration process by noted immigration author Robert Divine. The deadline for this highly informative and practical seminar course is June 23rd. For a detailed seminar course outline and syllabus, click here.
Overview Of The Immigration Process
Immigration lawyers spend much time on the ever-changing rules of eligibility for visas, permanent residence, and citizenship. But at the heart of immigration practice is the process for obtaining and keeping these benefits. ILW.COM has invited Robert Divine to present a seminar series on the immigration process. Mr. Divine is the author of Immigration Practice, a well-respected, readable, 1,400 page handbook treatise on all aspects of immigration law that was just published in its 2002 (8th) edition, available at www.jurispub.com/books/immi.htm. Mr. Divine is the recently re-elected Chair of the 5 state "MidSouth" chapter of the the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and he is known for his no-nonsense, highly practical approach to discussing how to handle immigration problems.
This series would be a particularly good opportunity for attorneys and their paralegals efficiently to listen together as a training tool, and perhaps serve as a springboard for further in-house discussion and training about particular problems. Of course, it will be extremely helpful for relatively inexperienced immigration lawyers, and even experienced immigration lawyers will find Mr. Divine's overview of the process to be a helpful review.
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INS: Welcome Wagon Or Guard Dog?
The Orange County Register reports on the proposed Department of Homeland Security and quotes Rep. Cox (R-CA) "At the heart of the INS dysfunction is its schizophrenia about whether it is a welcome wagon or a border patrol; if you're in homeland security, you're not the welcome wagon.''
Deadline Looms For Hondurans, El Salvadoreans and Nicaraguans
The Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel reports on a looming INS deadline for Hondurans and Nicaraguans and quotes an INS spokesperson "as of June 3, only 10,682 of the [estimated 105,000] eligible Hondurans and Nicaraguans have applied to renew their temporary protected status."
INS Scrambles To Implement SEVIS
The San Diego Union Tribune reports on the forthcoming SEVIS program and says "the INS is scrambling to comply with a little-noticed order from Congress to certify the legitimacy of 70,000 schools that have accepted these students."
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